Happy #MindfulMonday. This week we focus on social rest.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been focusing on the seven different forms of rest. When you think of rest? What do you imagine? Typically, most people think of sleep but it’s so much more than that. Check out the links below to learn more.
The Different Types of Rest
There are seven types of rest. If you haven’t had a chance, click here to determine what kind of rest you need!
- Week One: I focused on the importance of solitude. You can read more about that here.
- Week two: I focused on the two different types of physical rest. You can read more about that here.
- Week three: I focused on emotional rest. You can read more about that here.
- Week four: I focused on spiritual rest. You can read more about that here.
Social rest is engaging in positive and supportive relationships. I will discuss ways to determine if you need social rest, using journal prompts and provide examples of how to achieve this kind of rest.
I touched base on social rest a few weeks ago when discussing solitude. However, the other side of social rest involves healthy connection. When we surround ourselves with positive people, we have a safe space to be our authentic selves. This does NOT mean that there are no uncomfortable or overwhelming emotions.
To gain clarity on what relationships allow us to communicate safely, we can ask the following questions:
Social Rest Journal Prompts
- When do I feel most safe to express my emotions?
- Who allows me to communicate my needs when I am feeling overwhelmed?
- How do I provide safety for others within my relationships?
- Do I allow others to safely express their emotions?
Examples of Ways to Achieve Social Rest
A healthy relationship allows us the opportunity to safely express all emotions in a healthy and judgment-free environment. By exposing ourselves to these types of relationships, we learn how to express our emotions with a conflict resolution mindset. Some examples of working through tension in a healthy way includes questions such as these:
—> How can I support you during this time?
—> Do you have the space to discuss BLANK at this time?
—> This is how you can support me.
—> I feel BLANK about this situation. Let’s discuss ways that we can work through this together.
—> I need some space to think things through before we have this discussion.
—> This situation triggered me because BLANK. Next time, can we handle this situation by doing this instead.
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